Auditions - ¡Curanderas! Serpents of the Clouds


Location: Virtual

Announcing virtual auditions for a Zoom reading of ¡Curanderas! Serpents of the Clouds by Elaine Romero, directed by FTT alumna Tashi Thomas (‘08), to stream on Thursday, March 25 at 7:30 pm.

In ¡Curanderas! Serpents of the Clouds, Romero charts the journey of two Mexican-American women as they travel from the U.S. to Mexico. Paloma, a curandera (a healer), practices and puts her faith in the power of curanderismo. Victoria, a recent graduate of medical school, firmly believes in the tenets of Western medicine. On this trip to Mexico, both women transform as they engage with the supernatural and natural worlds.

This reading will be part of RomeroFest, a month-long celebration of the diverse, thoughtful and impactful works of Arizona Theater Company Playwright-in-Residence Elaine Romero with digital performances by theatre companies across the U.S. and in Mexico in March 2021.

Rehearsals will take place via Zoom between March 3 and 24, with approximately 3 rehearsals per week. 

FTT Professor Anne García-Romero will serve as faculty advisor.

All students, faculty, and staff are invited to create a 1 to 2 minute video (filmed on your smartphone, laptop, etc.) and upload it here no later than Sunday, February 28 at 11:00 pm.

Casting the following Latinx roles: 

PALOMA – A Latina curandera, a folk healer, appears early 40s.

VICTORIA – A Latina pocha. A young doctor in her 20s.

MAN – A Latino everyman. At times, he appears as a neutral man. At other times, he transforms into

VICTORIA’s 30s fiancé, JESUS, 

PALOMA’s HUSBAND, early 40s

WOMAN – Latina, an Aztec Woman, a spiritual guide. Ageless

We are also seeking a stage directions reader (open all ages, genders, and ethnicities).

Feel free to pick an appropriate monologue from the material provided or read a poem or monologue of your own choosing. Read the complete script here.

In your video, please include the following:

1. Introduce yourself - your name, class year, major, anything else you would like us to know. Please also indicate if you have a preference for a particular role.

2. We’d love to have you do a brief monologue*, a poem, a spoken word piece, or tell us a story.  If your piece is not memorized, please be sure that we can see your face and eyes as much as possible!  *If you would like to perform a brief monologue for your audition, please select one from this packet. 

3. Please label your video file: Lastname, Firstname.

Thank you!

If you have any questions, please feel free to email Professor García-Romero.